Effects of Milwaukee sleep disorders

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3 effects of Milwaukee sleep disorders you probably haven’t thought of

snoring, sleep apnea, Milwaukee dentistSleep disorders mean more than getting up on the wrong side of the bed. If you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, it could be an indicator that sleep disorders are at the root of your problem. While snoring is a common issue, you may not realize that it is an indicator of sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can have serious ramifications on your health. Snoring and sleep apnea are caused by an obstruction of your airway while you are sleeping, depriving your body of oxygen that is necessary for optimal performance.

The next time you feel like you’re dragging your feet, think about 3 alarming effects that your sleep disorder could be having on you.

1. You could kiss your job goodbye

When sleep disorders intrude on your rest, it’s more than a problem in the bedroom. It can follow you throughout your day, getting in the way of your job performance. One mistake too many and you could find yourself going a step down, missing out on promotions, or worse yet, losing your position.

2. Your relationship could be on the rocks

Any time that your partner has to suffer through a bout of snoring, you’re going to hear about it. When neither of you can sleep well, it’s easy to become short-tempered and impatient with each other. You could find yourself fighting more often when you’re on edge. After too many sleepless nights, you could see your love headed for a rocky road.

3. Sleep disorders can tamper with your memory

When you suffer from chronic fatigue and your brain is deprived of oxygen at night, your mental clarity can suffer. You are also placing a strain on your heart, increasing your risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack.

Sleep more

Your Milwaukee dentist can help you with dental treatment to realign your jaw that could help you get back to healthy sleep. If you would like to learn more about sleep apnea and how it’s treated by a dentists, please schedule a free consultation.


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